RUF Urania

Discussion in 'Your Newest Clock Acquisition' started by TJ Cornish, Oct 2, 2017.

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  1. TJ Cornish

    TJ Cornish Registered User
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    I picked this up on EBay a few weeks ago. Pictures were not great, and the clock was in worse condition than I expected, however I didn't pay very much for it.

    The movement of this clock seems decent enough and the case has an interesting stamped leather back that I've never seen, but I suspect this wasn't an expensive clock - the dial is very flimsy.

    I replaced the broken weight cord, disassembled and cleaned the movement (a beginner at this - this was a very easy clock to work on being time only and weight-driven), and it's running now. I also tapped out the large dents in the pendulum bob, but it still looks a bit wavy (the weight and movement have clearly fallen a couple times). I actually think it would look better a bit more tarnished as it would be less reflective. Is there any way to intentionally tarnish the bob?

    I think this will be the first clock I will attempt to sell after refurbishing to the best of my ability.

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  2. John Hubby

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    TJ, thanks for posting. This company was founded about 1900 and operated for 12 years before a merger/name change to Sölch & Jackel. It is reported they were making 7 to 8 clocks per day in 1905, say about 3,000 per year. Based on that meager info, I would judge your clock to have been made about 1904-1905. We don't know much else about the company and very few examples of their clocks have been documented.
     
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  4. skyclock

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    John Hubby, do you still want more picks of this companies clocks?
     
  5. Tatyana

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    [QUOTE="skyclock, post: 1269146, member: 36914" ... more picks of this companies clocks?[/QUOTE]

    Hi all!

    Pics Urania from my date base:

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  6. skyclock

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    Thank you Tatyana, John Hubby didn't answer. Here is one I am working on.

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